Leo Vince LV-One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust BMW G650GS 2011-2012
Good mod for the $$$
I originally made this purchase for a 2012 Sertao as a way to free up the extra space taken by the somewhat useless dual exhaust (auxiliary tank, to be specific). Now that the old system is gone, I'm even more impressed with the smoothness of low range power. The bike also no longer sounds like a sewing machine and lost some decent weight, so bonus! And a bit of a shameless plug, but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw $319 for the initial price and the same number when I checked out, no tax and no shipping for a pipe that showed up two days later.
The only side note is to be careful with the torque specs, as it seemed pretty easy to get close or over the recommended specs without much effort.
October 28, 2013
Excellent upgrade for the 21012 BMW 650 Sertao
I installed the stainless version of this slip on. The printed instructions that came with it are not very good but the only tricky part is determining where the bracket mounts to the frame towards the back of the muffler. The fit and finish are excellent and it installed on the bike as if it were from the BMW factory. A spring puller tool was provided and made attaching the springs easy. The entire install process took about 15 minutes. The Leo Vince slip on is 8lbs lighter than stock according to my bathroom scale. I created a tool/storage container from 3" pvc and installed it where the short/right can was mounted. This slip on is a bit louder than stock but very acceptable and not too loud. The pipe allows the bike to rev further between gears, particularly in the upper rpm range. I highly recommend this upgrade and the Revzilla service, shipping and price are second to none.
July 8, 2013
I put this muffler/mid pipe on a new '12 G650GS, so I have no way to gauge performance increase. I doubt there was much gain, more because of the bike, not the muffler. Installation was physically simple. Directions were worthless. Either way, the system appears to be very well made. Fit and finish are awesome. Makes the GS sound like a older XT650, sound proper, like a big enduro thumper! Exhaust is definitely louder that stock, but not too loud. Cruising at highway speed, you can barely hear it, until you crack the throttle. I am very happy with this purchase.
May 9, 2013
Installed it on my Sertao recently. It took maybe 20 minutes to fit the new pipe on and bolt it down (an hour to get the old one off). It definitely gives the bike more "presence" with its deep, throaty bark. At highway speeds, it is VERY loud, requiring ear plugs if you plan on spending any more than a few minutes above 50mph.
The finish on the pipe, carbon fiber, is first rate. I'm a fan of CF as it doesn't heat up like aluminum pipes. I can't imagine how loud this thing would be without the decibel killer.
April 29, 2013
Glad I pulled the trigger on it.
Installed on my 2011 G650GS. Excellent value and fit, signficant weight reduction over stock, looks and sounds great, but not too loud. Fits with Givi side saddlebag racks. Was easy to install and fits tight against the bike. Muffler performance seems more related to weight reduction. Engine seems to run fine with it installed with no noticeable change in driveability.
October 1, 2012